Street skating feels like a gamble sometimes. Your spot can be crowded out or maybe the high vis heroes will show up and get mad about some skateboarding. Ugh bros… could you be any more draining.
Starring the biggest posse, some safety inspectors and a thug stance bird feeder.
Photos by Luke Thompson
It all started where Chapter 11 left off. Getting the sweet booooot from Forrest Chase. Rolling through to the next spot.
Issa knows how to make a sunset photo that much better.
Turned up here hoping to skate the bench only to find some kind of radio thing going down and some clowns yelling at people through a megaphone. That’s how you draw a crowd obviously. Alright then, next spot.
Rolled down to this low and long flat bar so the nimble ones could do some grinds. Lewis getting some.
Harry got his back. Dem grind feels.
Sun setting and Barry decided to get freaky on the little guy while Quentin filmed.
Then it’s done and we are chilling in a carpark like it’s a lounge room.
On the way home I spotted this little capsuled scooter thing abandoned outside a bar. I’m assuming walking to the bar was too difficult but not getting a drink was even more difficult so the scooter gets bailed at the front door.
Next day and the posse is back at the bench spot minus the crowds. Justin Lloyd is making it happen here while the notorious Bag is filming.
Tom Bentley had tricks to get done too.
Barry switching it up for Quentin’s cam.
Then just as it’s getting good these fellas turn up and get mad about some skating. Causing us all to cry a little bit on the inside. #SadBoyz2014.
They also had time to drop some wisdom on this biker gang about wearing helmets.
This is the crew trying to work out where to roll too next. We had to leave cause loitering is also bad apparently. Thanks for coming bro’s. Safety rating is now restored to 11/10.
Just to get the message across they creep in closer as the crew starts to move on. Arms folded to show authority.
Spotted this guy in a thug stance feeding some seagulls. Pretty much made my day really. He knows the struggle.
Even with the ups and downs it was some good times out skating. What can I say, it’s tough out here Curbside.